Starbucks Nixes Vax Rule After High Court Sinks OSHA Order

By Lauren Berg (January 19, 2022, 9:08 PM EST) -- Starbucks has suspended a government-mandated requirement that its U.S. employees be fully inoculated against COVID-19 or face weekly testing, after the U.S. Supreme Court last week shut down the emergency rule.

Starbucks Corp. will comply with the high court's 6-3 order sinking the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's emergency rule that required businesses with more than 100 workers to either adopt a COVID-19 vaccination mandate or have workers submit to weekly tests, the company's Chief Operating Officer John Culver said in a letter to employees Tuesday.

However, the coffee giant will continue to urge its baristas to get their vaccinations and...

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